November 18, 2015
You know what’s really great to wear on weekends and on quick overseas trips to Bangkok, Bali and the likes? A pair of sandals, especially if they’re as effortless, stylish and easy-to-match as a pair of Birkenstock ones. Who wants to wade through the heat and sand in boots?
Now, they come fancier. We reckon wearing this to an atas beach club or party as well, and that’s because the exclusive collection’s made in collaboration with jewellery designer, Patrik Muff. This also marks the second time the German brand is working together with the designer.
Inspired by historic sailors, maritime symbols, including anchors and boating knots, adorn two classic Birkenstock models, the Arizona (for men and women) and Gizeh (for women).
What’s out-of-the-ordinary, compared to standard models, is that the handmade buckles are crafted from solid 925 sterling silver in the designer’s metalwork studio, its premium footbed covered with quality white leather, while the natural leather strap is in a navy blue. You get comfort as well, with a sturdy sole that supports your feet while ensuring non-slip grip.
Limited edition Gizeh and Arizona models are priced at $799 and $999 respectively. Both models will be launched at Birkenstock Paragon, #04-12, in conjunction with the new store opening in December. birkenstock.com